8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina vacation planner

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Bryson City
— 1 day
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Bryson City Outdoors, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Bryson City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Bryson City hover around 81°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours · Casinos · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Lake Lure (Lake Lure Flowering Bridge & Zipline) and Brevard (Crystal Mountain Gem Mine & WNC Military History Museum). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Asheville day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, and then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington driving holiday planner.

Getting from Asheville to Wilmington by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Wilmington when traveling from Asheville in June, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Museums

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Hatteras Island

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, then examine the collection at Hatteras Island Ocean Center, and finally stop by Lee Robinson's General Store.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island road trip site.

Getting from Wilmington to Hatteras Island by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wilmington in June: highs in Hatteras Island hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. In June in Kill Devil Hills, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.